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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF.

Beginning with the next iteration of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide(PAPPG) (anticipated effective date, January 2020), NSF will only accept PDFs for biographical sketches that are generated through use of an NSF-approved format. A description of NSF-approved format(s) will be posted on the NSF website when the PAPPG is issued. A draft version of the PAPPG was published in the Federal Register for public comment. The deadline for submission of comments is COB July 29, 2019.

Multiple training resources are available on the SviENcv website. The following website resources may be of assistance to proposers preparing a biographical sketch using the SciENcv format:

• SciENcv Background
• YouTube Video: SciENcv Tutorial 
• YouTube Video: Integrating with ORCID
• SciENcv Help